Tag Archives: Knowing

Pilgrims in the Ruins

Pilgrims in the ruins. The image caught me, and years later I am still living with it. Simply said, it captured the challenge of living in a world where we stumble in the ruins, sinners that we are, sinned against … more »

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A Conversation with Consequences, and Cream Tea Too

“Do you have time for a conversation?” With different words, in different places, from different people, this question comes to me day after day. Two weeks ago I said “yes” to a young woman in Oxford, a South African doing … more »

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Doorways to Transcendence

“Windows to transcendence” is the metaphor the brilliant sociologist Peter Berger offered, describing the way we see and don’t see the reality of the world around us. He argued that the Enlightenment vision of the modern world has closed those … more »

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Knowing & Doing

As I left Pittsburgh yesterday, I decided to leave slowly, lingering through some of its neighborhoods on my way back to Virginia– so I got off the parkway, and drove through Oakland one more time, stopping near the Cathedral of … more »

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